Category Archives: Geek Stuff

The Out-of-Touch Autism-Spectrum Shut-in Social Survival Guide For People Who Are Paranoid About People, Parties, And Other P Words

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it, but I tend to panic when I badly misjudge how something I said will be taken and then fail to recover. I recently learned that this is apparently called Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria. and I … Continue reading

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Tooltips for syntax highlights in QTextEdit/QPlainTextEdit

While I was experimenting with adding nlprule-based grammar-checking to my spell-checked QPlainTextEdit subclass (not yet polished enough to share, but there’s a cut-down proof of concept for the nlprule integration on StackOverflow if you want it), I ran into a … Continue reading

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A QLineEdit Replacement with Spell-Checking

TL;DR: Here’s the code Today, I recevied a question which prompted me to revisit my old An Improved QPlainTextEdit for PyQt5 post and, along the way, I got a little nerd-sniped on the idea of adding spell-checking to QLineEdit too. … Continue reading

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NT_STATUS_ACCOUNT_EXPIRED

TL:DR: Check that your system clock is set correctly …and use pdbedit -u accountname -K 0 to disable expiry for the account if that’s what it’s supposed to be in the first place. …because I just spent an hour tearing … Continue reading

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Some Very Noteworthy YouTube Videos

For the last 11 months, I’ve been getting carried away with a draft… YouTube channels I recommend. It turns out that my sense of perfectionism ran away with me. …so, in the spirit of my old The Most Eye-Opening Things … Continue reading

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Warning about a new comment spam scam

This morning, I found a message in my comment moderation queue which I thought I should warn people about. Like most comment spam these days, it listed a genuine-looking e-mail address at a big-name provider, but instead of trying to … Continue reading

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Nicer Terminal Commands For Flatpak-Installed Applications

If you’re like me, you probably like to launch your GUI applications from the terminal at least occasionally… or from scripts… or from a quick launcher which doesn’t search .desktop names because you find it annoying to have your intent … Continue reading

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